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Thirty years ago — 1989 U. S. Army Pfc. Gwendolyn Comer of Dunkirk won’t be able to make it home for the holidays but she’ll be able to say hello to her family and the rest of the country on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Comer, who is based in Korea, is part of the program’s ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 Local high school football players Ryan Freling of Dunkirk and Ryan Bell of Pine Valley were honored by being placed on the 1989 Western New York All-Academic Team. Each player selected to the team receives a $1,000 scholarship from the NYNEX yellow pages. The ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 A new sign was recently erected at Forestville Elementary School. The sign includes the school motto, “We Celebrate Learning.” The sign was constructed by local resident Robert Campaign and put in place by the building team. It is dedicated to the students, staff ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 Two Silver Creek High School seniors recently traveled abroad as representatives of the American Field Service program. Janet Schulenberg and Rebecca Strzempka were the first Silver Creek students in many years to participate in the AFS program. Janet visited ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 Villenova Grange 604 celebrated its 100th anniversary at the Grange Hall at Balcom Corners. The event began with a welcome from present master Jared Woolley. Villenova Grange was organized on Dec. 5, 1889 by Silas Kent, Van Alstine and Elizabeth Lord. There were 45 ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 About a dozen employees of the Excelco Developments plant in Silver Creek decided to try a course in sign language offered in the adult education program at SUNY Fredonia this fall. Because Excelco has a deaf employee, company president Russ Newman offered to pay ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 The village of Fredonia has been awarded a Pedestrian Safety Award by the American Automobile Association. This award has been presented to Fredonia for nine of the last 10 years and is in recognition of an outstanding pedes-trian safety record in the village. ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 Dunkirk mayor-elect Gregory Krauza has had quite a year. Shortly after he was elected the city’s top official beginning Jan. 1, he and his wife received the news that Mrs. Krauza was expecting — a second set of twins! Forty years ago — 1979 The former ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 When the Holy Rosary Society of St. Hyacinth Church held its final meeting for the 1989 year, the group welcomed Josephine Kuzma as a new member. She joins her sisters, Mary Dworak, Genevieve Mleczko and Nancy Woloszyn and it is believed this is the first time in ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 Pope John Paul II has appointed Msgr. Edward M. Grosz as Auxiliary Bishop of Buffalo. Bishop-elect Grosz, a priest of the Diocese of Buffalo, has served for the past 14 years as director of the diocesan office of worship and executive director of the Liturgical ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 The Brocton High School student newspaper, “The Brocton Review,” has been awarded second place in the best newspaper category at the 1989 Empire State School Press Association competition. This places the publication in the top three statewide for schools with ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 Although zebra mussels were first spotted in Dunkirk only weeks ago, officials from both Niagara Mohawk and the city water department are already scrambling to find ways to protect their facilities from buildups of the tiny shellfish before they block water intakes ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 Fredonia resident Joe Michaels won the season-long 1989 Sunoco Gold Super Series Super Gas Class this summer at Dragway Park in Cayuga, Ontario driving “Flashdancer” to victory in the 7-race series. Michaels also raced every Friday this season at Lancaster ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 A standing room only crowd of 35 residents packed the meeting room of the Fredonia Planning Board in village hall, with many citizens voicing concerns over the proposed 120-unit townhome development planned for a 20-acre parcel of land behind homes on Temple Street, ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 The New York State 4-H Dairy Bowl team recently won the 1989 North American Invitational Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest to become the national champions. One of the four team members was Aron Crowell of South Dayton. One of the coaches, Greta Crowell of South Dayton, ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 Warren H. Riles, owner and licensed manager of Riles Funeral Home in Forestville has announced that Mark L. Woolley has been added to his staff as a licensed funeral director. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Jared Woolley of Farrington Road, Forestville, Mark is a lifelong ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 A bald eagle paid a visit to Cassadaga, according to Art Washington of Pettit Place. Mr. Washington said he spotted the bird which he described as immature, perched on a tree near the shoreline of his neighbor’s property. It sat there about a half hour before taking ...

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Lynn Josephson is president of the Cassadaga Valley High School sophomore class. Roxanne Fenno is treasurer; Sue Parker, secretary; and Cindy Olmstead, vice president.

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Thirty years ago — 1989 It took five years, but one of the balloons launched at the Sheridan Playground site in July 1984 was finally found in Pembroke, N.Y. Alison Wagner, daughter of Nancy Wagner who was the playground director at the time, received a letter recently from Norbert Geyer, ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 A weeklong celebration was recently observed in honor of the Fredonia Central School District’s 25th anniversary of the dedication of the high school building. A breakfast, commemorative issue of the “Spectator,” a Pops Concert and a reception for the Class of ...